Researcher biography

Nigel is public health and health services researcher with interests and expertise in research methodology, epidemiology, evidence-based health care, clinical trials, patient-reported outcome measures, and spatial-accessibiity analyses. He currently works in the Designing better therapies group at the RECOVER Injury Research Centre where he is exploring the use of linked health-service data to describe the epidemiology of minor injury, the potential of mHealth for delivering early psychological interventions following actue injury, and group-based trajectory modelling of recovery.

Nigel has particular interests in new innovations in healthcare, and has previously worked in minimally-invasive surgical trials in gynaecology, and clinical trials assessing the feasibility, efficacy and effectiveness of clinical telemedicine in paediatric healthcare. His doctorate work involved the design, development, and clinical/cost/acceptability evaluation of real-time telemedicine application for remote clinical consultation between a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit and four peripheral hospitals in Queensland. He maintains an active research interest in telemedicine, and more broadly in digital health. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.

Between 2004 and 2015, Nigel was involved in the telepaediatric service at the Royal Children's, and the Lady Cilento Children's hospitals in Brisbane where he also co-ordinated an Indigenous Ear Health Screening Program.

Nigel regularly participates in national and international grant review panels and is an active HDR and occupational-trainee supervisor. He also contributes to Clinical Epidemiology teaching in the UQ School of Public Health.